Lighting Workshop for Museum Professionals


May 22, 2023 8:30am - 4:30pm

Learn the latest on museum lighting practices during this hands-on workshop.

Event Details

Do you want recommendations on how to light your new exhibit? How about a refresher on best practices in museum lighting in general? Are you interested in transitioning to LED?

This one-day workshop will be led by Luna Lux, a premiere production, lighting, AV design, and equipment rental company, and will consist of in-classroom instruction, evaluation, and practice. Luna Lux's objective is to create stunning and fitting designs for any size venue. They provide lighting and AV design services to museums worldwide and their clients include the Smithsonian and the National Park Service.

Attendees will learn how appropriate lighting can both protect objects and best display them to visitors, when to use spots versus floods and how to achieve them, how to screen lighting back to protect the valuable artifacts in your care, and how lighting helps to tell the story in a gallery and bring visitors along.

Workshop registration is $35.


  • Morning session: 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Presenter will provide an overview of current museum best practices in lighting, from fixtures to lamps, screens, and filters, as well as differences between incandescent and LED lighting.
  • Lunch Break - Bring your own lunch to enjoy on the newly finished Capitol Mall outside or take a short walk and enjoy one of the cafes in the Stephen F. Austin, Travis, or Barbara Jordan buildings or restaurants nearby. 
  • Afternoon session: 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The class will perform a practical and review a physical gallery in the Bullock Museum where lights will be adjusted and changed.

Doors open at 8:15 a.m. and the workshop begins at 8:30 a.m. Parking is complimentary in the Museum's garage.

Questions? Call (512) 936-4605 or email

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